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Non-Film Discussion => Xix & Xax => Topic started by: Reelist on July 18, 2014, 04:53:50 PM

Title: Let's Snazz This Place Up
Post by: Reelist on July 18, 2014, 04:53:50 PM
So, it's summer. There's no Inherent Vice trailer in sight and much better things to do than hang out on a message board. Still, this is my favorite place on the internet and it makes me sad to see it as lifeless as it's been recently. I talked to my trusty sidekick 03 about what we could possibly do to make it more interesting around here, and he made this suggestion:

lets make a topic in xix and xax called 'lets spiff this place up' or some shit like that
and the basis will be throw some ideas out there for some crazy stuff we could do like somebody donate a dvd for a contest or live web conference during a synchronized viewing of a movie where we all comment and talk to each other during it, via webcam, you know. i think that's the way to go to revitalize my favorite message board that i am the most loyal to

those are some great ideas! I knew he was the guy to ask. I'm more partial to the second one because there are less logistics involved such as rules of the contest, what if someone has to ship the DVD out of the country, etc. I want to do something inclusive as possible that will get us talking…about anything. So, if we were to all watch a movie with live commentary, what would be the most fun to do? It should obviously be a bad movie, but something with a common thread that brings us all together…Ratner. Not just any Ratner movie, his worst one, After The Sunset.

Those are my two cents. any and all suggestions welcome, but were obviously more open to comments from the admins. If there's something else you think we could do, sound off.


R.I.P. How Did Xix Get Made, PodXAX, The Minority Awards…  :yabbse-thumbdown:
Title: Re: Let's Spiff This Place Up
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on July 18, 2014, 05:26:45 PM
I have ideas, some more extreme than others. But yeah, I think major improvements/changes will be coming, although I wouldn't expect anything too dramatic during the summer.

I like the communal movie-watching ideas, although the webcam business sounds frightening and burdensome. Maybe something that allows people to chat from a device as they're watching. Could probably just set up a temporary chatroom on an external site, then save the transcript if we want.
Title: Re: Let's Spiff This Place Up
Post by: KJ on July 18, 2014, 06:02:30 PM
this makes me want to break out with my girfriend and hang out here 24/7 instead.

a chatroom sounds kind of boring compared to the webcam thing. just tell me when and how so I can get drunk before.  then I can cam with you guys anytime.
Title: Re: Let's Spiff This Place Up
Post by: polkablues on July 18, 2014, 06:17:14 PM
I can already see where this is destined to end up; a bunch of dudes jerking off together on webcam while a Dardennes movie plays in the background.
Title: Re: Let's Spiff This Place Up
Post by: KJ on July 18, 2014, 06:21:22 PM
you say it like it's a bad thing.
Title: Re: Let's Spiff This Place Up
Post by: 03 on July 18, 2014, 09:38:10 PM
more later

i think we could do the movie chat thing with skype conference kind of deal, don't you?
i dont think that would be that burdensome, i mean, if you dont wanna do it, don't. anyone that wants to join can be welcome. more later
Title: Re: Let's Spiff This Place Up
Post by: squints on July 18, 2014, 11:31:20 PM
I can already see where this is destined to end up; a bunch of dudes jerking off together on webcam while a Dardennes movie plays in the background.

Title: Re: Let's Spiff This Place Up
Post by: Reelist on July 19, 2014, 05:17:52 AM
Ok, so let's pick a movie to watch. It should be an unintentionally bad movie, why waste this on something good? Maybe it'd be best if we pick one none of us have seen for the surprise factor. How do you feel about a Ratner or something 90's? After The Sunset is still my choice, but we should get a list together and weigh our options.
Title: Re: Let's Spiff This Place Up
Post by: 03 on July 19, 2014, 03:44:32 PM
ride along
beetlejuice
ruthless people
caddyshack 2

Title: Re: Let's Spiff This Place Up
Post by: Reelist on July 19, 2014, 04:14:02 PM
What is wrong with Beetlejuice?!?!?!?
Title: Re: Let's Spiff This Place Up
Post by: jenkins on July 19, 2014, 05:48:38 PM
it's fun right now to picture polka and squints, their computers and folders titled "belgian" and "vintage" and "lotsa wieners," and i'm sorry if that sounds odd but lemme explain, it's not only about the pics, not only about the topics, it's about intimacy and sounds, it's about squeaks and sighs and pleasures of the body and mind

i'd like to thank them for their creepy intro and for setting a strange mood. looking forward to the thingy
Title: Re: Let's Spiff This Place Up
Post by: 03 on July 19, 2014, 06:04:24 PM
nothing is wrong with beetlejuice. we already discussed this: the list will be movies that will be fun to watch together. not strictly bad shit. for example, others i thought of since last post:

- grosse pointe blank
- mean girls
- house of 1000 corpses
- scream
- reindeer games (ok that one is bad)

also: i think we could turn a lot of these into communal xixax drinking games. like everytime someone talks to the camera, everytime you see the boom, every continuity error, could make universal rules, and then individual ones on top for the movie itself.
also: jenkins, dont just be cryptic, contribute my friend! you obviously love this place so put in your two pence you old snapdragon.
Title: Re: Let's Spiff This Place Up
Post by: MacGuffin on July 19, 2014, 10:00:12 PM
Crash - the not Cronenberg one
Title: Re: Let's Spiff This Place Up
Post by: Reelist on July 20, 2014, 02:05:17 AM
Crash - the not Cronenberg one

Now were talkin
Title: Re: Let's Spiff This Place Up
Post by: 03 on July 21, 2014, 06:45:44 PM
ok well lets get this shit going whats the hold up
Title: Re: Let's Spiff This Place Up
Post by: Reelist on July 21, 2014, 07:28:57 PM
I'll take that as a yes to Crash.

ok, so anybody who wants to join, the only rule is: you have to have Skype and a microphone.

I'd like to be able to do it this week, but we might have to extend it to work around people's schedules.

Title: Re: Let's Spiff This Place Up
Post by: 03 on July 21, 2014, 10:13:11 PM
how do yall feel about wednesday
Title: Re: Let's Spiff This Place Up
Post by: Tictacbk on July 22, 2014, 12:45:17 AM
Unrelated to the movie chat idea: A couple friends and I just finished writing a screenplay together where each of us took turns writing one page. Meaning I wrote a page, sent it to the next person, he wrote the next page, sent it to the third, then he wrote a page and sent it back to me, repeat.  Our rule was no one was allowed to talk about where it was going at all.  It ended up being pretty fun because we kept trying to out-do eachother and/or write the next guy into a hole he couldn't get out of. Maybe we could do something like that here on a larger scale?
Title: Re: Let's Spiff This Place Up
Post by: jenkins on July 22, 2014, 03:28:07 AM
^had a +3 and i made it a +4. counting Tictacbk, that's 5 of us who seem interested in this. let's do it. i'd do it
Title: Re: Let's Spiff This Place Up
Post by: Reelist on July 22, 2014, 06:39:07 AM
xixax did this sometime around 1995, but it was in short story form if I recall correctly. Looked through all of idle chatter, but couldn't find it. We should post it in that thread though, once it resurfaces. I'd be very interested in doing it, any excuse to start writing again.
Title: Re: Let's Spiff This Place Up
Post by: MacGuffin on July 22, 2014, 07:17:34 AM
xixax did this sometime around 1995, but it was in short story form if I recall correctly. Looked through all of idle chatter, but couldn't find it. We should post it in that thread though, once it resurfaces. I'd be very interested in doing it, any excuse to start writing again.

http://xixax.com/index.php?topic=6096

http://xixax.com/index.php?topic=6158
Title: Re: Let's Spiff This Place Up
Post by: 03 on July 22, 2014, 01:35:39 PM
yeah crono wanted to do that shit back in the day. im down totes mcgoats..
Title: Re: Let's Spiff This Place Up
Post by: Tictacbk on July 22, 2014, 02:12:18 PM
Does everyone have Final Draft?
Title: Re: Let's Spiff This Place Up
Post by: jenkins on July 22, 2014, 04:09:46 PM
celtx
Title: Re: Let's Spiff This Place Up
Post by: Reelist on July 22, 2014, 04:35:21 PM
Word
Title: Re: Let's Spiff This Place Up
Post by: N on July 22, 2014, 05:46:36 PM
This would be fun. We just all get an identical copy of the same movie and watch it at the same time. Cam over Skype. Group video calling is free nowadays. I like the page-by-page screenplay idea, that could create some fun situations. Since there'll probably be conflicting software problems it would best be done as a forum post then added to a single final draft project or something with each turn.
Title: Re: Let's Spiff This Place Up
Post by: Lottery on July 22, 2014, 08:12:30 PM
Celtxizzle is free and easy to use and stuff. I would recommend that.
Title: Re: Let's Spiff This Place Up
Post by: 03 on July 27, 2014, 11:30:13 PM
yeah so we gotta reschedule this webcam chat shit yall. get with it son.
also: coming soon 'user poems'. stay tuned beoch
Title: Re: Let's Spiff This Place Up
Post by: Kal on August 17, 2014, 02:55:38 PM
This place has been pretty dead for a few weeks. Is everyone still alive? Vacation? What's happening?

 :sleeping:

Title: Re: Let's Spiff This Place Up
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on August 17, 2014, 03:05:03 PM
Summer in general, perhaps.
Title: Re: Let's Spiff This Place Up
Post by: polkablues on August 17, 2014, 03:43:14 PM
This place has been pretty dead for a few weeks. Is everyone still alive? Vacation? What's happening?

 :sleeping:

Summer in general, perhaps.

The southern hemisphere has no excuses.
Title: Re: Let's Spiff This Place Up
Post by: ©brad on August 17, 2014, 07:00:02 PM
Once the trailer for IV drops I think we'll bounce back a bit. If not something is seriously wrong.
Title: Re: Let's Spliff This Place Up
Post by: Reelist on August 18, 2014, 07:28:03 AM
420!!!!


 :-D                 :lol:                   :laughing:                :rofl:
Title: Re: Let's Spliff This Place Up
Post by: Axolotl on August 18, 2014, 07:50:37 AM
So is this the deadest xixax has ever been or have there been similar periods of inactivity before?
Title: Re: Let's Spliff This Place Up
Post by: Reelist on August 18, 2014, 08:10:52 AM
Nah, it's been way deader. Usually when theres a period this long without any promotion for a PTA film we get kinda sulky. If pubrick was here, he'd have written a 10,000 word essay on that one still already and that would get people buzzing
Title: Re: Let's Spliff This Place Up
Post by: Kal on August 18, 2014, 10:04:25 AM
At least there's always Mac or mod updating news on threads or things like that. We need some interns in here.
Title: Re: Let's Spliff This Place Up
Post by: Reelist on August 18, 2014, 12:00:18 PM
Who's mod? You mean wilder ?
Title: Re: Let's Spliff This Place Up
Post by: Lottery on August 18, 2014, 12:50:47 PM
Surely Modage, meng.
Title: Re: Let's Spliff This Place Up
Post by: jenkins on August 18, 2014, 02:17:43 PM
just, fucking watch a movie, come say something about it for your internet friends. bam, you spliffed xixax so hard. thank you

otherwise, it's simply: pta draws the numbers. and tv seasons. blahm
Title: Re: Let's Snazz This Place Up
Post by: Tictacbk on August 18, 2014, 07:48:57 PM
Are we Snazzing or are we Spiffing, whats the deal here?
Title: Re: Let's Snazz This Place Up
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on August 18, 2014, 07:54:18 PM
Currently snazzing.
Title: Re: Let's Snazz This Place Up
Post by: N on September 01, 2014, 05:55:36 AM
My instincts tell me spiff is a synonym for ejaculation. I can't not see it that way.
Title: Re: Let's Snazz This Place Up
Post by: polkablues on September 01, 2014, 01:25:11 PM
Oh, yeah. Gonna spiff this place up real good.
Title: Re: Let's Snazz This Place Up
Post by: MacGuffin on September 01, 2014, 06:35:53 PM
When the IV trailer drops, there will be spiff of epic proportions.